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Quitman County, Mississippi (MS)


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County population in 2012: 7,798 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 10,117 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 886
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,109
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,453
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,063 (it was 1,112 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

30%

Land area: 405 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Quitman County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Quitman County, Mississippi:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,929  (57.0%)
Females: 4,294  (43.0%)

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Average household size:
Quitman County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $24,137 ($20,636 in 1999)
This county:

$24137
Mississippi:

$36646

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $255 (lower quartile is $150, upper quartile is $400)
This county:

$255
State:

$467


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $47,821 (it was $34,700 in 2000)
Quitman County:

$47,821
Mississippi:

$98,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,069 - $81,111

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $91,412
Here:

$91,412
State:

$150,055

Townhouses or other attached units: $90,418
Here:

$90,418
State:

$180,099

Mobile homes: $54,157
Here:

$54,157
State:

$37,232
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,007
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $230

Institutionalized population: 164

Quitman County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $318 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $179 (0.4%)


Quitman County household income distribution in 2009 Quitman County home values distribution


Quitman County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 33.7%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.2% for Black residents, 20.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 85.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

33.1%
Whole state:

19.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Quitman County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $467 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lambert, Marks, Crenshaw, Crowder, Sledge, Falcon.

Quitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Quitman County: State Penal Farm Camp B (A), Posey Mound (B), Dry Bayou Plantation (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Quitman County include: New Hope Church (A), New Macedonia Church (B), New Mount Carmel Church (C), New Salem Church (D), Pawpaw Church (E), Phillips Chapel (F), Pilgrims Rest Church (G), Pleasant Ridge Church (H), Queen Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Denton Cemetery (1), Lambert Cemetery (2), Gleason Grove Cemetery (3), Tallahatchie County Cemetery (4), New Macedonia Cemetery (5), Youngs Cemetery (6), Posey Mound Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Pompey Lake (A), Black Lake (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Mussel Lake (D), Island Lake (E), Blue Hole (F), Twin Lakes (G), Bear Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bobo Bayou (A), Big Creek Deadwater (B), Beech Bayou (C), Burrell Bayou (D), Tucker Bayou (E), Loggie Bayou (F), Thomasson Bayou (G), Sledge Bayou (H), Puncheon Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Coahoma County , Panola County , Tallahatchie County , Tunica County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 237
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 55.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 20 (45% naturalized citizens)

Quitman County:

0.2%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.9%

Quitman County marital status for males
Quitman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Quitman County with a mortgage: 925 (65 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 950

Here:

49.3% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.77%
Here52.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,339
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents4,013 (75.2%)743 (13.9%)200 (3.7%)133 (2.5%)250 (4.7%)
Congregations11 (45.8%)6 (25.0%)1 (4.2%)2 (8.3%)4 (16.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Quitman County - Lambert, Marks, Crenshaw, Crowder, Sledge

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Quitman County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.1%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

39.0%
Mississippi:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Quitman County:

12.7%
State:

14.4%


Agriculture in Quitman County:

Average size of farms: 751 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $133,575
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $238.82
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $153,075
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.68%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $144,954
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Corn for grain: 6625 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3439 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 43683 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 59056 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 594 acres

Tornado activity:

Quitman County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Mississippi state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/24/2001, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 33 people and caused $8 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Quitman County-area historical earthquake activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/17/1997 at 18:16:31, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/11/1996 at 18:17:49, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from Quitman County center
On 10/26/2002 at 20:05:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/11/1996 at 21:54:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Quitman County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Quitman County (%):





Quitman County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,318 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 810 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 71 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 90 (3%)
  • Other means: 61 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 63 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Quitman County, Mississippi in 2000:

People in group quarters in Quitman County, Mississippi in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $32,253.

5.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Mississippi average:

7.82%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.09% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($14,241 average AGI)
2.35% relocated from other states ($8,638 average AGI)
Quitman County:

2.35%
Mississippi average:

3.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Panola County, MS  1.00% ($23,000 average AGI)
from Coahoma County, MS  0.73% ($31,053)
from Tunica County, MS  0.46% ($13,833)
from Shelby County, TN  0.42% ($30,273)


7.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Mississippi average:

8.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.43% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($17,627 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($6,388 average AGI)
Quitman County:

2.15%
Mississippi average:

3.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Panola County, MS  1.28% ($23,618 average AGI)
to Coahoma County, MS  1.06% ($31,143)
to Tunica County, MS  0.87% ($19,174)
to Shelby County, TN  0.49% ($21,154)
to Tallahatchie County, MS  0.38% ($13,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Quitman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Quitman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Quitman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,815 (1,282 aged, 533 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.29
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8852.290
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 339.680
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 61842.51

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1324.640
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1324.640
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.51

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21.03

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,059

Size of family households: 792 2-persons, 525 3-persons, 370 4-persons, 202 5-persons, 101 6-persons, 86 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 869 1-person, 93 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

98.6% of residents of Quitman County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English very well, 56% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,732,000 ($10163 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $437,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $25,893,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,539,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,064,000
Federal grants: $33,206,000
Federal procurement contracts: $364,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,666,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,648,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $138,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,264,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 802
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 581
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -805
Here -85 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Quitman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Quitman County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 70
  • 4 rooms: 251
  • 5 rooms: 719
  • 6 rooms: 617
  • 7 rooms: 386
  • 8 rooms: 247
  • 9+ rooms: 149
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 172
  • 4 rooms: 223
  • 5 rooms: 309
  • 6 rooms: 226
  • 7 rooms: 83
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 16
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Quitman County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 540
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,457
  • 4 bedrooms: 307
  • 5+ bedrooms: 79
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 200
  • 2 bedrooms: 365
  • 3 bedrooms: 451
  • 4 bedrooms: 76
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Quitman County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 286
  • 1 vehicle: 877
  • 2 vehicles: 899
  • 3 vehicles: 305
  • 4 vehicles: 63
  • 5+ vehicles: 23
  • no vehicle: 320
  • 1 vehicle: 541
  • 2 vehicles: 192
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

67% of Quitman County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Mississippi.

Quitman County:

67.1%
State average:

59.0%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $19,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Quitman County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (48.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.3%)
  • Electricity (17.5%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (41.6%)
  • Electricity (31.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 221
Here:

13.8%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 90
Here:

13.6%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

11.9%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Quitman County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Quitman County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Quitman County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Quitman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Quitman County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Quitman County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Quitman County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15471.1 years
Mary12877.0 years
Willie11874.5 years
John10675.4 years
William8872.5 years
Robert6472.7 years
Annie5778.6 years
George5277.6 years
Henry5076.0 years
Jessie4575.0 years
Most common last names in Quitman County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones11273.5 years
Smith8371.6 years
Williams7771.6 years
Johnson6875.8 years
Moore5074.1 years
Brown5077.8 years
Davis4377.5 years
White4275.1 years
Harris4074.4 years
Bailey3277.3 years

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